Momchil Jelev

Momchil joined Johnson & Johnson in March 2011, with divided responsibilities between the Government Affairs & Policy and Environment, Health & Safety functions for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Region. Previously, he worked for a public affairs agency in Brussels, supporting a number of multinational clients on healthcare and environmental issues.In his current role, Momchil works with the medical devices & diagnostics business of J&J on regulatory and market access issues, while also working on environmental compliance and sustainability both internally and externally. He is member of both Eucomed and EDMA’s Environment Committees.

When we speak about healthcare in Europe, the word 'sustainability' is used often. From the outset of the economic crisis in 2008, policymakers, ministries of health, customers and payers all have focused on sustainable financial systems and sustainable healthcare systems – often as separate paths to achieve results. As budgets are shrinking, innovative ways to maintain current social and healthcare systems for the long term must be employed. At CleanMed Europe, a conference that brings environmental and healthcare issues together on the same agenda, I was pleased to see that a broader alternative discussion is emerging—one that marries financial and systemic sustainability in healthcare.